Civilization Design Lecture Series: Emory Douglas [Online]
Sun Mar 29: 6.00pm PST
Sliding scale admission: $0-25
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Join graphic designer, illustrator and activist Emory Douglas for a free lecture. This discussion was previously recorded on September 16, 2019, at Seattle Public Library Central Branch, and will be streamed on nwfilmforum.org on March 24, 2020 at 7:30pm as part of the Forums continuing transition to an online platform during the COVID-19 crisis.
Emory Douglas has created decades of graphic work that activated communities, inspired change and came to represent black American struggles in the 60s and 70s. Emory was first introduced to design while being held in a juvenile detention center, after being released he continued to design using extremely limited resources. His illustrations for the Black Panther newspaper reached thousands and were wheat-pasted around neighborhoods around the country sparking community activism. Over the years he has worked with numerous activist groups fighting for prisoner rights and civil rights using graphic design.
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